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Post by PumaJay » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:48 am

Looking really smart, glad you've managed to get it sorted.
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:08 am

Well done, Brian :ok:
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Post by Brian' » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:54 am

red wrote: 8-) well done for getting it back up and running, it looks great.
PumaJay wrote: Looking really smart, glad you've managed to get it sorted.
Wild E. Coyote wrote: Well done, Brian :ok:
Thanks guys! Car is currently at the MOT-station 8)
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Post by Flying Scotsman » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:20 am

Love you're work..
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Post by Brian' » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:49 pm

Got news.. sadly failed the MOT due to some BS. There was a brake balance difference on the rear. Never noticed anything of that, but whatever. Decided to let the garage fix it, but it will be done after the weekend.

Genuinely a bit upset.. :(
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Post by red » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:11 pm

Boo, hopefully it's easily sorted!
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Post by Flying Scotsman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:14 am

Is the shade of blue used in you primary paint colour a coded colour or a personally created one?
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Post by Brian' » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:22 pm

Flying Scotsman wrote: Is the shade of blue used in you primary paint colour a coded colour or a personally created one?
It's a coded colour. It's RAL5015 named 'Sky Blue' from the RAL-chart
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Post by Flying Scotsman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:14 am

Thank you, certainly a good choice selected.
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Post by Brian' » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:57 pm

Puma managed to get his fresh MOT today. Really happy with it :grin:
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Post by tuonokid » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:58 pm

:thumbs:
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Post by Wild E. Coyote » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 am

Excellent news, Brian! Well done!
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Post by Brian' » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:41 pm

It's been a while since I've done an update on here and basically nothing happend in the meanwhile. Car is driving really well and doing everything it does. Only thing I changed the past 2 months is the ECU for a Pumanoob's Racing Puma mapped TAPE ECU.

Will be changing the suspension beginning of next year for some fresh and 'better' coilovers hopefully. Will also change a few other things to the suspension to make it an even better handeling car. Will also be changing to 16" wheels for the summer with some Advan AD08R. They are the same model wheels I currently have but only 1" bigger and are originally used in the German Puma CUP and 7,5J wide. Freshly painted in Moondust Silver:
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Turbo project is a bit on the backburner for now. I do almost have every part for it though. Will hopefully continue this project someday, don't really have enough time to complete it and test it now.
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Post by demonskull13 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 pm

Brian' wrote:
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:46 pm
Finally bit the bullet and brought the Puma to a welder to get rid of all the rust. Luckly it's only one arch and a few sill bits to sort out. Other arch is in mint condition even in the arch itself (interior)

Made some photos over the weekend of what I've done, as seen in the pictures you can see that I removed the sound deadening (most of it I forgot a few pieces).
loving the xr3 wheels really suit the puma pity you couldnt buy them

I have done this because after it's welded it will get a full respray (in and out). Guess by who? Yep.. by me :P - Color is still a secret, althrough is quite flashy!

Now for the pictures:
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All bits removed. Drove around a few days without any interior at all only one front seat. Was so noise but so much fun :P
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Another reason it's getting welded is if I needs to go to MOT now it would probably fail on one vital bit.. Which is this crusty bit on the sill:
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Besides that bad bit the rest seems to be pretty solid, no holes in the floor at all! The welder said it shouldn't be too much work so hope to have the car back in 2-3 weeks. Then the hard work for me begins.. the prepping of the paint!

Also managed to test fit my brothers wheels for his XR3i. I think they looks really good, however can't convince him to sell them to me :(
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Will try and keep this thread up to date over the coming weeks/months!
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Post by demonskull13 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:38 pm

Brian' wrote:
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:26 pm
Time for another update on the blue Puma.

All the bits and pieces are on now and we (me and my brother's) assembled it in more or less two days. Everything went really smooth and the end result looks really awesome.

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Few things left to do now, let me sum it up:
* Tax, insure and MOT it
* Give it a darn good wash! It's really filthy of sitting in my grandpa's storage for two to three months.
* Polish it to a more uniform finish, order some orange peel pads which should remove most of the imperfections it has! If that somehow fails I might try some wetsanding.. :roll:
* Paint the brake calipers a different colour (most likely gold)
* Custom midpipe so that it doesn't sit as low as it sits right now.
* Find some 16" wheels that fit just right (An example are my brothers' Compomotive CXN2's, fitted in the pictures above)
* Drive it!
loving the paint job looks stunning
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